Scenario 2: A mother brings her 6-month-old daughter to the HCP for evaluation o
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Scenario 2: A mother brings her 6-month-old daughter to the HCP for evaluation of possible colic. The mother says the baby has had many episodes of crying after eating and, despite having a good appetite, is not gaining weight. The mother says the baby’s belly “gets all swollen sometimes.” The mother says the baby tastes “salty” when the mother kisses the baby. Further work up reveals a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis. The mother relates that her 23-month-old son has had multiple episodes of “chest congestion” and was hospitalized once for pneumonia. The mother wants to know what cystic fibrosis is and she also wants to know if she should have any more children.
eek 1 Factors that Influence Disease
As we are getting started with this class, hopefully, you have taken time to look through the course, click the buttons in Blackboard and are somewhat familiar with the layout of the course.
For Week 1 we will be looking at FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE DISEASE. You will be asked to research genetics and discuss how this affects a certain disease process. There are several questions posed in this first week’s discussion so be sure to read the questions and consider using the questions as headings to make sure that you are providing all the required material for your initial post. Also, remember that this is a pathophysiology course, so it is imperative that you dig down deep – to the cellular level when you are providing answers to your questions. As a brief example, you would not want to say that an illness may cause hypertension – this is not a cellular discussion. You would want to discuss what is occurring at the cellular level that causes the blood vessels to constrict thus causing increased turbulence and pressure within the arteries to cause hypertension.
There are other factors besides Genetics that influence disease, consider this TED TALK from 2009 by Bill Davenhall, as he discussed the frequently forgotten factor – environment and the direct relationship that he feels exists relating to our overall health.
McCance, K. L. & Huether, S. E. (2019). Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for disease in adults and children (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby/Elsevier.
Chapter 1: Cellular Biology; Summary Review
Chapter 2: Altered Cellular and Tissue Biology: Environmental Agents (pp. 46-61; begin again with Manifestations of Cellular Injury pp. 83-97); Summary Review
Chapter 3: The Cellular Environment: Fluids and Electrolytes, Acids, and Bases
Chapter 4: Genes and Genetic Diseases (stop at Elements of formal genetics); Summary Review
Chapter 5: Genes, Environment-Lifestyle, and Common Diseases (stop at Genetics of common diseases); Summary Review
Chapter 7: Innate Immunity: Inflammation and Wound Healing
Chapter 8: Adaptive Immunity (stop at Generation of clonal diversity); Summary Review
Chapter 9: Alterations in Immunity and Inflammation (stop at Deficiencies in immunity); Summary Review
Chapter 10: Infection (pp. 289–303; stop at Infectious parasites and protozoans); (start at HIV); Summary Review
Chapter 11: Stress and Disease (stop at Stress, illness & coping); Summary Review
Chapter 12: Cancer Biology (stop at Resistance to destruction); Summary Review
Chapter 13: Cancer Epidemiology (stop at Environmental-Lifestyle factors); Summary Review Justiz-Vaillant, A. A., & Zito, P. M. (2019). Immediate hypersensitivity reactions. In StatPearls. Treasure Island, FL: StatPearls Publishing. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK513315/
Credit Line: Immediate Hypersensitivity Reactions – StatPearls – NCBI Bookshelf. (2019, June 18). Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK513315/. Used with permission of Stat Pearls
Required Media (click to expand/reduce)
Module 1 Overview with Dr. Tara Harris Dr. Tara Harris reviews the structure of Module 1 as well as the expectations for the module. Consider how you will